Prism Book Alliance would like to thank L. Dean Pace-Frech for taking the time to talk with us today. Don’t forget to check out our review of A Place to Call Their Own..
Title: A Place to Call Their Own
Author: L. Dean Pace-Frech
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust
Thanks again to the Prism Book Alliance for having me again! Last Saturday was the one year anniversary of my debut novel, A Place To Call Their Own. My original inspiration for what would become #APTCTO began when I was first coming out when I was 19. During that process, all I could think about was, why weren’t there any LGBT characters in any of the popular literature of the time? At that point my closest reference was American Lit and English Lit from High School. What I would have given (and still would give) if Gatsby loved Tom instead of Daisy?
Out of that desire to rewrite history, #APTCTO and my writing career was born. Just two or three lines from a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and my mind was racing with what would become Frank and Gregory’s story. The stars were kind of aligned during that time in my life as I was grasping for a story line and we had spent a lot of time touring historical homes and battle sites. All of those ideas eventually became part of Frank and Gregory’s story.
Thanks for stopping by. If you haven’t already seen it, check out the review Prism Book Alliance posted earlier this year:
P.S. I have written my own version of the Gatsby story. Hopefully I’ll have good news to share with you soon.
P.P.S. Do you like historicals? If so, what draws you to them? If not, I’d love to know why!
About the Author:
With inspiration from historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013. Disappear With Me is his second novel.
Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys reading and patio gardening.
Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career. He plans to write sequels to both A Place to Call Their Own and Disappear with Me.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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